November 3, 2005
Interestingly, there seems to be an ever-growing number of games or game announcements, or at least talk of games, that have sexual content or sex as a theme — enough to warrant a post. Here’s a few of the links that I’ve been gathering:
- Mojo Master, a free advergame (sponsored by a deodorant company) is a pretty good flirtation game, with high production values. It applies Magic-the-Gathering-style card gameplay to the idea of competitive flirting; it’s an interesting take on the concept of social/head games. It’s more successful than, say, Sprung for the DS looks to be. Then again, check out Project Rub…
- A Singles: Flirt up your life! sequel is coming out, Singles 2. Looks a bit more flushed-out than the first version.
- The Montreal Game Summit, happening right now (there are so many game symposia / conferences springing up everywhere!) is having another one of those Game Design Challenges, this time on Sex in Games.
- Wired News just reported on the recent Women in Games conference in Austin, and mentions two sexual games in development, Spend the Night and Naughty America (others include Rapture Online, Heavenly Bodies and Red Light Center). In the article IGDA sex SIG organizer and Playboy the Mansion simgame designer Brenda Brathwaite is interviewed, who gives enthusiastic praise to your favorite dysfunctional marriage game.